Beautiful stock certificate from the McLean and Bennor Machine Company of Philadelphia
issued in 1876. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of family watching their daughter sewing on their treadle sewing machine. This item has the signatures of the Company's officers including John McLean as President.
GENERAL REPORT OF THE JUDGES OF GROUP XXI.
Mclean & Bennor Machine Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
This company exhibited two machines. One, the "Philadelphia Sewing-Machine," is substantially like the machine represented in United States patent No. 101,292. The shuttle was held in an inclined position in a stationary shuttle-holder below the cloth-support and in line with the needle. A rotating hook operated by a crank at the end of the main shaft caught the loop of needle-thread, distended and passed it about the shuttle, forming a lock-stitch. The machine was provided with a reciprocating-rod or finger to twist and detain the loop of needle-thread, cast off from the heel of the shuttle, until the needle in its next descent passed through it. This enables the machine to make a twisted chain-stitch with a locking-thread. By omitting the shuttlethread and permitting the finger and hook to operate, a chain-stitch may be produced.
They also exhibited a cheap needle-feed ,sewing-machine, having under the cloth-support a vibrating thread-carrying loopcr, that, cooperating with the needle, acted to form a two-threaded double-looped stitch. The machine was made in accordance with United States patent No. 105,961.
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